Topic: A thread about Money
I looked at some of the other threads close to this subject and decided to make a new one. I'm aiming this to be about the idea of money in the abstract and where we go with it as America, as Earth, whatever.
For the sake of discussion I'm sort of assuming no major Earth Changes will cause a jarring collapse or rearrangement. That could still happen and if it does any of this could still apply, but as far as my focus is concerned it's on a continued steady deterioration toward a bona-fide dystopia and how to prevent it. I'm operating under the vague aspiration that between now and the end of 2012 or whatever there may be enough of a mass consciousness awakening that positive directed human change could very well be possible.
What does everyone think of money? I mean as an abstract idea of an officially sanctioned medium of energy exchange? Some say it's neutral, some say it's inherently corruptive/corrosive and should be done away with in an ideal state of being, but it's pretty safe to say that what we have now has a severely unhealthy amount of leeches attached to it and they're sucking away energy to grow tumors to house SUVs and factory farms and everything else that exists in excess if money wasn't allocated so poorly.
I've recently had a revelation about money. I already knew about the World Banking System and how it was a central part of the STS operational dominion or something equally yucky, and how it made me angry to have to continue to be a part of it just to continue a semblance of a barely even remotely "normal" life without trying to completely drop off the grid. I thought the problem was somehow related to the machinations used to trick the lamentably ignorant public into thinking that handy paper was somehow better or more useful than commodity-value coins, and the acquiescence and abdication of people in authority who just let the bankers have it all and kepk giving it away; each time they took another slice of what the average person had available to have control over the way they lived their life. But throughout history it did go back and forth and the balance of power would shift. Unfortunately over the last 100 year or so it seems to have been a steady decline toward Centralbankopoly.
Realizing "fiat" money is intrinsically worthless and that historically it has always crashed is part of the picture, as is knowing that the supposedly "metal backed" money systems of the past are almost equally as controlling and convoluted. As many people here might agree, it doesn't really matter what we use for money as long as we agree on it and it works fairly. It can be electronic, it can involve symbols, it can be anything we imagine. But taking what we have now and transitioning it toward something just is a specific and complex problem. It would need to be done with full awareness by organized forces able to demand political as well as humanitarian respect. And to try and do it all at once in the case of some Dark Horse getting elected president or something would be, as I heard a progressive political analyst put it once "like taking the teeth out of a tiger one at a time".
Of course there are loads of resources on the 'net and here are a few I've come across recently:
"The Money Masters" movie and site with copies of things such as their "Monetary Reform Act" and links to other material:
The movie is available in various forms on google video and youtube if you just do a search. So is one called "Money as Debt" that contains similar information. Since those venues are currently pretty sketch I have to wonder if linking directly will just get those particular copies taken down faster.
a Money as Debt site linked from the above:
It seems to have a lot of good articles, and a bit of a derisive political slant on it all that's common to the subject matter. Here's a good one on why going back to a precious metal standard isn't a good answer:
The American Monetary Institute, linked from there
This page has a big powerpoint presentation that explains a lot of the same stuff, and the link on the front is broken right now so it's kind of secret! :
I know this is pretty wonky stuff and it doesn't necessarily seem interesting or useful at first. But I'm becoming convinced that this is one of THE main linchpin issues holding the slavery matrix et al together and it's being done right in front of everyone's eyes, simply because most people will never take the time to understand it and the ones who do usually get depressed about the hopelessness of it all. Familiar story, I know. But we seem to be in a period of change and entering into an ever greater one, right? Probably? And to get to what's next involves us all envisioning it and working toward it, right?
Does anyone know what we should try to do, just working on the assumption that it might actually work if we tried? It sure would be fun to just dismantle the whole think like it deserves, maybe we should just tell our friends and neighbors to vote for people who want that in the 2008 election!!!!! Seriously, having the United States and other countries just print their own money for things they would have to tax for otherwise seems like a sensible start. Of course it would undoubtedly bring on a massive attach from the Albino Shapeshifting Lizard Bitches and we'd have to be ready for it as a nation/planet/people. Any thoughts? Thanks for reading this far!